Accessing Orbyt tokens on different wallets

Whereas there were few choices in the past for crypto wallets to store our cryptocurrency securely, at present, we are spoilt for choice.  For hardware wallets, popular choices remain Ledger, Trezor and D’Cent. Other popular Mobile Wallets are WalletConnect and Coinbase Wallet.  Another popular Browser Wallet is MetaMask which has a Mobile App.

Orbyt token owners are recommended to use the TomoWallet app on their mobiles or TomoWallet web to access and utilize their Orbyt tokens.  However, we are not limited to interfacing with the Orbyt tokens on TomoWallet alone. Other wallets can view and access Orbyt tokens and require some configuration.  The process is as follows:

  1. Connect to the TomoChain Mainnet.
  2. Connect to the exact same wallet address as your Tomowallet.
  3. Add Orbyt Tokens to your account.

We will go through this process using the MyEtherWallet (MEW) and MetaMask wallets.

What are cryptocurrency wallets?

The wallet is essentially a software program that helps you interface with different types of blockchain (i.e., Bitcoin, Ethereum, Ripple, Litecoin) so that you can utilize your cryptocurrency (e.g., monitoring your balance, sending/receiving funds).  Once you create a wallet, you are effectively creating hundreds of separate accounts to store cryptocurrency (confusingly, we usually call each of these accounts a wallet too). Each individual account has its own public key (i.e., account address) and private key (i.e., password to access each account).  

More recently, to make cryptocurrency more user-friendly, a 12-word recovery phrase was introduced to access your wallet and all the associated accounts associated with the specific wallet.  For most wallet software programs, using a recovery phrase to import a wallet will bring up the first one or two accounts in your list of hundreds of available accounts. If you use the private keys of each account to perform a wallet import, it will recover that exact same account even though that account might be number 25 or number 50 on the list of hundreds of accounts that are associated with your 12-word recovery phrase.  Thus, although using a 12-word recovery phrase is more user friendly, using the private key to import a wallet is more precise.

There are many different blockchain networks available such as Bitcoin, Ethereum, Tomochain, etc, thus some wallets may only work with certain blockchains and some wallets can work with multiple blockchains.  For example, MetaMask and MyEtherWallet are Ethereum wallets that can store tokens based on the Ethereum blockchain (known as ERC20 tokens) including ETH, DAI, Orbyt tokens. It cannot store Bitcoin. The Coinbase wallet can store Bitcoin, Bitcoincash, Litecoin, Ethereum, Ethereum Classic, XRP, Stellar Lumens, Dogecoin and all ERC20 tokens.

Some of us may already have Ethereum wallets and would like these wallets to reflect our Orbyt tokens rather than using Tomowallet.  We will run through how to configure wallets like MEW and MetaMask to utilize Orbyt tokens. You are only able to view Orbyt tokens on wallets like MEW and MetaMask when you use their web applications and NOT via their mobile apps.

MyEtherWallet (MEW)

Access MyEtherWallet | MEW and click on “Access My Wallet”.

Select the “Software” option.  Generally speaking, as long as you are doing so on your personal computing device on your own private home network, it should be reasonably secure.  Do not use this option on a friends computer or on a publicly accessible network.

Option A: Selecting the “Private Key” option (Recommended)

Type in the private key obtained from your Tomowallet address. Using the private key is the recommended option as it will bring you to the exact same wallet address as your Tomowallet, and ensure that the MEW is connected to the Tomochain network.

First, check that your MEW has retrieved an “Address” that is the same as the wallet address in your Tomowallet.  Second, ensure that the “Network” is connected to “TomoCoin (Tomo)”. In the screenshot below, the Orbyt token is recognized; however, if not just click on “+ Custom Tokens”



In the “Add Custom Tokens” window, input the Orbyt Token Contract Address, Token Symbol and Decimals as found the Token Contract Details from TomoScan (Token 0x4dd28c75b28f05df193b4e1bbb61cd186eb968c6 Info)

And now you can see your Orbyt tokens in MEW!

Option B: Selecting the Mnemonic Phrase (Not recommended)

Selecting the mnemonic phrase requires more customization than using the private key.  You will need to select the “Tomochain Network” and ensure the address selected is the same as the one in your Tomowallet.

Key in the 12-word recovery phrase that can be found in your Tomowallet app.

Click on “(1) Network” and ensure that you have selected “Tomo – Tomocoin“ so that MEW is connected to the Tomochain Mainnet.

Click on “(2) Address” and in the grey box next to “HD Derivation Path”, ensure you have selected “TomoChain (m/44’/889’/0’/0” to ensure you are connected to the right path on the TomoChain Mainnet.  Now you can see the top 5 addresses that are associated with your 12-word recovery phrase (or Mnemonic phrase).  

You can click “Next >” and find that there are hundreds of addresses associated to your 12-word recovery phrase.  Ensure that you select the address that is the same as the one in your Tomowallet. If your Tomowallet address is not in the first few pages of available addresses, it may be very difficult to find it and to make sure you have connected to the right wallet address.  Therefore, it is recommended to use the “Private Key” option.

First, check that your MEW has retrieved an “Address” that is the same as the wallet address in your Tomowallet.  Second, ensure that the “Network” is connected to “TomoCoin (Tomo)”. In the screenshot below, the Orbyt token is recognized; however, if not just click on “+ Custom Tokens”

In the “Add Custom Tokens” window, input the Orbyt Token Contract Address, Token Symbol and Decimals as found the Token Contract Details from TomoScan (Token 0x4dd28c75b28f05df193b4e1bbb61cd186eb968c6 Info)

And now you can see your Orbyt tokens in MEW!

METAMASK

MetaMask is a popular and easy to use crypto wallet that is connected to your browser.  Both iPhone and Android apps are also available. All the following operations are performed on the desktop web application of the MetaMask extension on the Chrome browser.

Go to the MetaMask Download and “Install MetaMask for Chrome”

This will bring you to the Chrome webstore where you can “Add to Chrome”

Once the MetaMask extension is successfully installed, you can “Get Started”.

As you already hold Orbyt tokens in your TomoWallet, you already have a 12-word seed phrase.  Click on “Import Wallet”.

In TomoWallet on your mobile, when you select your Wallet, you can “Show Recovery phrase” to obtain the 12-word seed phrase. Once you obtain your 12-word seed phrase, enter it as shown below.

MetaMask has successfully imported your wallet from the TomoWallet recovery phrase, but it shows that there is 0 ETH and Orbyt token’s do not appear.  

You will need blockchain that the MetaMask wallet is connected to from “Main Ethereum Network” to the “Tomochain Mainnet”.  To make this change, select the “Main Ethereum Network”.

You need to change the network to a “Custom RPC”.  RPC is a Remote Procedure Call, that describes a system when you send a command to a remote system where it’s processed and results are returned.  RPC is where we will update the settings to reflect the Tomochain Mainnet

Now we need to enter details of the Tomochain network so that we can connect to it. 

All the details required on the Tomochain can be found on TomoChain Mainnet documentation.

 We fill in all the required RPC information for the TomoChain Mainnet as shown and “Save”

Now we can see that we are connected to the “TomoChain Mainnet”.  Let’s exit the “Settings” page and go back to the main screen by clicking on the “X”.

We are back in the “Main” screen and we can see that we have 0 Tomo tokens, and still see no existence of our Orbyt tokens.  We need to “Add Token”.

On the “Add Tokens” window, select “Custom Token”.  We can fill in the details of the Orbyt Token from the Token Contract Details from TomoScan (Token 0x4dd28c75b28f05df193b4e1bbb61cd186eb968c6 Info) which should auto-fill both the “Token Symbol” and “Decimals of Precision”. Click “Next”.

Now we see that we are connected to the “TomoChain Mainnet” and we have also added Orbyt as a custom token, but it all still shows zero.  The key issue here is that the wallet address is NOT the same as what you have connected with your TomoWallet. Remember your seed phrase provides you with hundreds of different wallet addresses.  We need to make sure that MetaMask is connected to the same specific wallet address as your Tomowallet.

Click on the colorful “Account Picture” to expand to a menu where you can “Import Account”

Select “Import” and select “Private key”.  In TomoWallet, under “Security” 

you have the ability to access “Show Recovery phrase” or “Show private key”.  In this case, you want to enter your private key which is 16 sets of 4-digit alphanumeric characters that look like the following “afas 123a 543a 234a 9089 agfh sddf 998d iurt 435k 9890 sdfc zxs9 wert 987s 98df”.  Using a private key to access your wallet will always bring you to that exact same wallet, whereas using a recovery phrase will 

Click on “Import”.

We see a “Account 2” has been created and now the wallet address is the same as your TomoWallet.  We still need to add the Orbyt Token via “Add Token”

On the “Add Tokens” window, select “Custom Token”.  We can fill in the details of the Orbyt Token from the Token Contract Details from TomoScan (Token 0x4dd28c75b28f05df193b4e1bbb61cd186eb968c6 Info) and click “Next”.

Now we can see our Orbyt tokens!  Click on “Add Tokens”

Now Orbyt tokens are successfully shown in MetaMask!  To summarize the following must be configured in MetaMask for you to see your Orbyt tokens. 

  1. Connect to the TomoChain Mainnet
  2. Connect to the exact same wallet address as your Tomowallet.
  3. Add Orbyt Tokens to your account.

An Honorary Senior Fellow at the University of Queensland with professional experience as a quantitative researcher for BlackRock and Bank of America Merrill Lynch in New York, USA. He led research teams in the development of capital models, securitized products and factor models in both equities and fixed income asset classes. Rand has several academic publications in cryptocurrency, portfolio management, systemic risk & quantitative trading

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